Application and Finances



2018-2019 Asia Pacific Leadership Program Fellowship

August 29, 2018 - May 3, 2019

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018-2019 Asia Pacific Leadership Program Fellowship.  The APLP has switched to an online application system for the 2018-2019 competition year and will be phasing out of accepting hardcopy paper applications.

How To Apply

Please go to our online application which is hosted by Submittable.  You will need to create an account in order to view and complete the application.  The following application materials are required and will need to be uploaded or input directly in order to complete your application.  Requests for Letters of Reference will be sent directly to the email addresses of referees provided once an application is submitted.

  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • Essay (questions on the application)
  • 2 Email addresses of referees for Letters of Reference
  • March 1, 2018 - Final Deadline

Timing is critical for supplementary scholarships.  Scholarship funds are awarded based on eligibility and availability.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Bachelor's degree - applicants must have at least a 3-year bachelor's degree or its equivalent from an accredited U.S. College or University or from a recognized institution of higher learning abroad. Equivalency is determined by the University of Hawai'i.
  • At least 5 years of work experience
  • A demonstrated commitment to promoting peace and prosperity in the Asia Pacific region, and a deep interest in experiential leadership development training.
  • There are no citizenship, age, or ethnicity restrictions.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Professional work experience and achievement
  • Leadership track record in professional, public, and/or personal realms
  • International experience and aptitude, including overseas residence,  language skills, intercultural and diversity exposure
  • Volunteer and community service experience
  • Asia Pacific engagement: evidence of knowledge of the region, as well as a demonstrated commitment to its future prosperity. This might include employment in the region, classes taken at University, languages spoken, memberships and fellowships, specific projects, field studies, and areas of research interest
  • Experience of cohort learning, working collaboratively in small teams or in large groups.